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Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays from 6:00PM-8:30PM

Rehearsal Location: Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA

Instructors: Dave Longfellow 757-282-2823 ; Paul Munzenrider 757-282-2815

Students Involved: High School students from throughout Hampton Roads

The All-Stars, the Rhythm Project's premiere performing ensemble and 2009 & 2010 Virginia International PANFest Grand Champions have earned international acclaim and collaborated with many prominent artists. They have opened for Gladys Knight, shared the stage with pan artist Victor Provost and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and performed at the Royal Nova Scotia and Virginia International Tattoos. In May 2014, the group was featured on NPR's "From the Top" program showcasing outstanding talent in high school students.

Students are admitted to this ensemble by audition only. Members participating in Rhythm Project Rising-Star ensembles for at least two years are preferred. The All-Stars is now comprised of 21 members.

Jalen Anderson - Portsmouth
Alex Baranowski - Virginia Beach
Savannah Barsoom - Virginia Beach
Austin Blizzard - Virginia Beach
Jahsiah Cason - Virginia Beach
Jerome Cottingham II - Virginia Beach
India Davis - Virginia Beach
David Evans - Virginia Beach
Ayanna Hammond - Virginia Beach
Nathan Hockey - Virginia Beach
Cahmauri Manigo - Virginia Beach
Torrance Massenburg - Portsmouth
Isaac Neice - Virginia Beach
Olivia Neville - Virginia Beach
Josh Osborn - Virginia Beach
Curtis Patton - Virginia Beach
Kymani Senegal - Virginia Beach
Bobby Smith - Virginia Beach
Bailey Stadler - Virginia Beach
Alyssa Taylor - Virginia Beach
Jessica Tumminelli - Virginia Beach

 

Rehearsal Time: Thursdays from 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Rehearsal Location: Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA

Instructor: Dave Longfellow 757-282-2823 

Students Involved: Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Students

Rehearsal Time: TBD

Rehearsal Location: Jacox Elementary School

Instructors: Dave Longfellow 757-282-2823 ; Paul Munzenrider 757-282-2815

Students Involved: Jacox Elementary School

Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30PM-4:30PM

Rehearsal Location: Larchmont Elementary School

Instructors: Paul Munzenrider 757-282-2815

Students Involved: Larchmont Elementary School

Rehearsal Time: Thursdays from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Rehearsal Location: Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

Instructor: Paul Munzenrider 757-282-2815

Students Involved: Portsmouth area schools

Rehearsal Time: Wednesdays from 4:00PM-6:00PM

Rehearsal Location: Ruffner Academy Music room

Instructor: Dave Longfellow 757-282-2823

Students Involved: Ruffner Academy Students

Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays from 2:30PM-4:30PM

Rehearsal Location: Salem High School Band Room

Teacher Liaison: Frank Garcia 757-648-5650 ext. 57032

Instructor: Dave Longfellow 757-282-2823

Students Involved: Salem High School Students

Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45AM-11:30AM

Rehearsal Location: Tidewater Park Elementary stage

Instructors: Dave Longfellow 757-282-2823 ; Paul Munzenrider 757-282-2815

Students Involved: Tidewater Park Elementary

Rehearsal Time: Wednesdays from 4:30PM-6:30PM

Rehearsal Location: Kempsville Middle School Band Room

Teacher Liaison: Timothy Gauldin 757-648-4700 ext. 60631

Instructor: Paul Munzenrider 757-282-2815

Students Involved: Open to all Virginia Beach Public Schools 6th-8th grade band students

The Virginia Beach Rising-Stars was established in the fall of 2004. In the early years of the program, members of this ensemble were selected from the music programs at Kempsville, Salem, Brandon, and Larkspur middle schools by audition. The program is now open to ALL middle school band students in the city of Virginia Beach.